What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Friend of Leo's

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    According to Reverb, CBS era Fenders have a six digit serial number, which this has, and between 300000 and 340000 puts it as 1971. I know diddly about old Fenders, but I do believe Reverb.

    The neck pocket has some very faint numbers or writing. The neck itself is stenciled "ST-62DGF". The neck is maple with a rosewood f/b, no skunk stripe. The heel adjuster is the big philips head. I did not take the pickguard off, it was enough to tell that all the controls were working correctly.
     
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  2. Freeman Keller

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    Here's a rosewood fret board just as it comes right out of my jig:


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    This fret board will be fretted at the old Gibson 24.625" scale.

    It's a compound radius board that's optimized for a 12" radius bridge.

    I did that by using a 12" radius template at one end of the jig and and locating the fret board's fret #0 position at 24.625" from the template.

    At the other end of the jig I used a 7.25" radius template. With my jig, that gives me an 8.25" radius at the nut and a an 11.125" radius at fret #22.

    Just right for my purposes :).

    I really like the tighter radius down at the nut end for playing chords in the open position, and the flatter radius at the other end makes big bends ring out nice and clear.



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    I'll do a little sanding on the fret board after I cut the slots and add the position markers.

    I've already got the fret slotting template and my 3/4" spacer board taped to the back of the fretboard so it's already setup to go from the radius jig right into the slotting jig.

    I use the 3/4" spacer board with fret boards because I also use both jigs for making one-piece necks too. Less adjusting and figuring means fewer screw-ups for me ;)!!!



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  4. backwater

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    The ST-62DGF marking on the neck is a Fender Japan marking for a 62 reissue so it's unlikely to be an American 71 neck.
     
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    Concur.
    (Neck date stamp and pot codes please.)
     
  6. RickyRicardo

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    I'm having my doubts that it's a '71 because of the neck and possibly the color. I think it's a MIJ '62 reissue. From that neck part number they were made in the mid 90's. What's the full serial #?

    This is what the neck should look like:
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    I'm also not sure of what the color is.
     
  7. Freeman Keller

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    Hey guys, this is very helpful. As I said, I know diddly about old Fenders and the new owner of this guitar is trying to chase down whatever he can find out about it. He wants to sell it and I thinks simply wants to know what he has. I will forward your comments to him and if he wants me to investigate further I'll pull the pick guard and take the neck off again.

    The serial number on the neck plate is 300108 which fits the Reverb information. There was no number on the end of the neck when I removed it and only the ST-62DGF on the bottom of the heel.

    edit - my friend is going to pull the p/g and look for whatever he can find. Is there anything else he should note (type of wire or markings anywhere or ????). Also, another friend who is a small collector of old Fenders has questioned the pick guard - he doesn't think the tortise is period correct for a '71.
     
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  8. Moodivarius

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    Happy New Year’s Eve.

    Built my youngest son’s Triwatt head cab today in my Dad’s shop.

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    Waiting for tolex.
     
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  9. Asmith

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    To be honest Im not a vintage fender buff but it was the headstock that threw me more than anything. Im sure in the late 60s it was changed to the larger headstock and it was a while until models with the smaller traditional shape reoccurred (well past 71 anyway).
     
  10. crazydave911

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    Hmmmm, what to do? Hmmm :)
     
  11. trev333

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    Welcome 2020.... new strings on my old guitar....:(:twisted:

    sorry, old strings.. you served me well..:cool:

    But..new decade, new strings.. you know the house rules...:lol:

    and I found two 2 pin F tuners broken at the thread base.... bugger.. lucky I had an old set here to pilfer...

    anyone got a few f tuners to send me?... they'll murder me on fleabay for a few of these rarities..:D:lol:


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  12. pjohnny

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    A couple of long term projects coming off my bench.
    Mahogany double cut with cabronita styling TV jones powertron
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    Shou Sugi Ban reclaimed pine with emg singles and the wraparound bridges that I love. IMG_20200101_084818_647.jpg
     
  13. Jim_in_PA

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    I'm thinking that today is going to be more of an "under the workbench" (and everything else) day...err...New Years shop cleaning to be specific. The CNC creates a LOT of debris that doesn't make it up the dust collection hood for various reasons and I've been a bit lazy about routine attention to that as of late. Once that's complete, I have some work to do on a new product evaluation I'm doing for Noden Adjust-A-Bench and, perhaps I can start "finishing the finish" on my latest guitar build.
     
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    Worked on my 1962 Silvertone 1472 amp today. Tremolo wasn’t working.

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    Read some forums & consensus was to changeout a few caps.

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    Cluster of caps upper left with tape around.
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    From this,
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    To this.
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    Works good now. :D
     
  16. mistermikev

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    right on - nicely done. jig looks very solid and well thought out. nice work.
     
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    beauty guitar, and beauty scene... but wouldn't want to work THERE! haha! brrrr.
     
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  18. eallen

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    Amazing how smooth it comes out George! I gotta make me one of these after my current build! Have to scour your pics to work up some plans!

    Eric
     
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  19. eallen

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    Dedication! I'm dedicated as well, but not past dry and at least mid 60 degrees warm in my shop before it's getting built dedicated.

    Eric
     
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